Heath Old Boys Association


Eric Neil: [Heath 1933–1935]

BSc Leeds(1939) MB ChB(1942) MD(1944) DSc(1953) FRCP(1978) Hon MD Ghent(1977)

Eric Neil was born in Maryport, Cumbria, the son of George Neil MC BSc, an inspector of schools. He attended Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Darlington and Heath Grammar School, Halifax, before entering Leeds University where his early flair for physiology was to determine his career. Following eight years in Leeds University as demonstrator and lecturer, he moved to the Middlesex Hospital medical school. In 1956 he succeeded Samson Wright [Munk’s Roll, Vol.V, p.463] in the John Astor chair of physiology, from which he retired in 1984.

The Royal College of Physicians has published this obituary.


David William Renton: [Heath 1947–1955]

David William Renton, who attended Heath from 1947 to 1955, died, aged 64, on in Pontefract where he had taught modern languages at a local school. He was the son of the late Bill and Kathleen Renton. We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife, Jean, and their family.

First appeared in Newsletter dated

Charles William Rouse: [Heath 1907–1915]

Charles William Rouse died on at the venerable age of 99, having celebrated his birthday on . Surely he must have been our oldest old boy!

He was prominent in the Scouting movement at Heath and can probably be described as the founder of the Heath Scouts.

First appeared in Newsletter dated